Disaster Risk Reduction

Disasters deprive people of their lives and livelihoods, damage infrastructure and productivity, and widen inequality. Vulnerable communities are plunged back into poverty. Women, girls and boys are fourteen times more likely than men to die during a disaster. Over the past decade, the number of people exposed to natural hazards has tripled to more than two billion worldwide, and the associated costs have quadrupled.

Our key interventions in this field focus on:

  • Flood Resilience
  • Multi -Hazard Disaster Risk Management
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Strengthening Market System Resilience
  • Needs Analysis and scoping studies
  • Research, piloting and evaluation
  • Technical Advisory Services
  • Knowledge documentation and dissemination

Our flagship disaster risk reduction project

From Vulnerability to Resilience

The V2R+ Project of Bangladesh is a part of Zurich Insurance Group’s Global Flood Resilience Programme. It aims to improve the resilience of 60,000 flood-vulnerable households in two districts of Bangladesh.

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See more of our work on disaster risk reduction

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telephone: +44 (0) 1926 634403

fax: +44 (0) 1926 634405



Practical Action Consulting
The Schumacher Centre
Bourton on Dunsmore
CV23 9QZ
United Kingdom


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